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We knew this already?
    
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Loving my 2500K, epic fast for teh money!
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post #13 of 22
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Time to make a Micro Center trip this weekend.
An i7 920 is just fine for today and for a long while as well.

I wouldn't "upgrade"...
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Well ok .. its great - but I dont think its worth for me to upgrade my Lynnfield to sandy just yet then - Thanks anyway
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15% faster core for core then it OCs much higher. 2500k is an amazing value in my opinion, especially if you're gaming.
Agreed.
post #16 of 22
It's kind of sad. Remember the arguments people had about 1366 vs 1156, and 1366 were supposed to be more future proof? That didn't work out.

Upgrading from Lynnfield to SB is silly unless cash is not a problem.
    
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post #17 of 22
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Time to make a Micro Center trip this weekend.
Might as well since your 920 is causing poor gaming performance.
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post #18 of 22
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15% faster core for core then it OCs much higher. 2500k is an amazing value in my opinion, especially if you're gaming.

And not to mention they underclocked the 2500k for the comparison. I would have liked to have just seem them both stock.

3.3 GHz SB

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2.8 GHz Lynnfield
    
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post #19 of 22
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My friend keeps asking me why I want a sandy bridge over an older i7. That link is perfect to make him shut his mouth. It's cheaper, faster, and can be easily overclocked higher.
I don't know why anybody would need convincing why a newer chip is better than an old one. This is how it always has been. The sandybridge will be eclipsed by something else in the next year and a half. And so it goes...
    
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I don't know why anybody would need convincing why a newer chip is better than an old one. This is how it always has been. The sandybridge will be eclipsed by something else in the next year and a half. And so it goes...
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